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New Release of RomaxDesigner for Transmission Design

July 7, 2010
Design engineers are increasingly presented with more challenging scenarios, especially given automotive industry trends towards more efficient, quieter, and higher performing vehicles. The need for confidence in simulation technology has never been greater. With Romax’s latest release of...

Solar Atmospheres Launches New Web Site

July 7, 2010
Over the past year Solar Atmospheres has developed a new Web site focused on reinforcing its leadership position in the vacuum heat treating industry and further demonstrating its unique capabilities and services in vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, ion nitriding, vacuum gas...

Okuma Tech Center and Hartwig Host SME Chapter

July 7, 2010
The Houston chapter of the Society for Manufacturing Engineering (SME) held their monthly meeting and enjoyed a facility tour last May at the Okuma Tech Center. SME members and guests attended a presentation by Hartwig, Inc. Team leader Gary Frick and Bryan Newman, THINC product specialist, gave a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New NBV Vertical Machining Center from MAG

July 6, 2010
The new NBV vertical machining center is as noteworthy for what it doesn’t have as what it has. Eliminating all hydraulics, this compact VMC is flush with modular application flexibility, including configurations for three-, four-, and five-axis contouring or five-axis mill/turn work,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Multifunction Gear Shaving Machine from SICMAT

July 5, 2010
Designed for finishing high quality gears for various markets, the Raso 200 CNC shaving machine from SICMAT shaves gears with diameters ranging from 6 to 200 mm and module from 0,8 to 5 mm. Thanks to its lathe-like structure, the Raso 200 provides performance levels and stiffness comparable to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: High Precision Tooling Adapters from EXSYS

July 4, 2010
EXSYS Tool, Inc., will be showcasing a variety of its high precision tooling adapters at IMTS booth #W-1474. The company’s PRECI-FLEX is the first tooling system on the market with a single base holder and multiple tooling adapters that utilizes the ER collet pocket, making lathe tooling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: FANUC to Unveil CNC Innovations at IMTS

July 3, 2010
FANUC CNC America will display advanced CNC control innovations at IMTS 2010 booth #S-8919. The 30i-B Series Control is an upgrade from the 30i-A Series, offering newly enhanced features and functions with advancements in operability and maintainability. The 0i-D/0i-D Mate Control offers newly...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Bevel Gear Grinding Wheels from Gleason

July 2, 2010
Gleason Corporation has broadened its line of bevel gear manufacturing solutions with a new line of high performance grinding wheels for bevel gear applications. The new wheels have been developed to Gleason standards, using the latest, most advanced abrasive materials and wheel designs, enabling...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: General Purpose, High Performance Tap from Emuge

July 2, 2010
Emuge Corp. introduces the MultiTAP™, the industry’s first high performance tap designed to cut a wide range of materials including carbon steel, steel alloys, stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, copper, brass, and bronze. MultiTAP is also uniquely designed to produce threads within...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: NTG Tool and Cutter Grinder from Star Cutter

July 2, 2010
Armed with NUMROTOplus software, the NTG tool and cutter grinder from Star Cutter is designed for manufacturing and reconditioning end mills, drills, step drills, taps, and form cutters quickly and precisely. NTG’s three-station wheel and manifold changer switches grinding wheels in 10-15...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New High-Feed Cutter from Ingersoll

July 2, 2010
The new Power-Feed+Mini high feed cutter from Ingersoll Cutting Tools features high-speed geometry with a double-sided, four-edge insert. This innovative insert was engineered specifically for high-speed machining to deliver economy, strength, and performance. The robust insert has an exceptionally...

Consumable Product Catalog from Lincoln Electric

June 7, 2010
Lincoln Electric has introduced its first-ever annual 2010 Consumable Product Catalog. This book includes the company’s full line of legacy welding consumables, as well as new products introduced in the last year to help customers increase productivity and improve weld quality. Similar to the...

New VP/GM at U.S. Gear Tools

June 7, 2010
U.S. Gear Tools, Inc., announces that Adam Lambert has joined the company as its new vice president and general manager. A long time senior manger with the Anderson Cook Company as its general manager, he has over 25 years of spline rolling machine manufacture, tool design, and manufacturing...

New Business Unit Manager at AME

June 7, 2010
Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) announces the appointment of Chris Koehn as business unit manager for the Stotz product line, recently acquired by AME under a master distributor agreement with the parent company in Germany.Koehn has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the...

Induction Hardening and Tempering System from Inductoheat

June 7, 2010
Inductoheat, Inc.—a leading induction heating equipment manufacturer—delivers an induction hardening and tempering system to a leading supplier of driveline components. This machine was designed specifically for hardening and tempering hub spindles and ball races. The equipment is...

New Quality Manager at Clifford-Jacobs

June 7, 2010
Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company is proud to announce the newest member of its team, Gretchen Clifton, assuming the role of quality manager. She has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing with an emphasis in production, processing, auditing, and quality control systems. She has held...

Low Inertia, Zero Backlash Gear from Intech

June 7, 2010
When a customer introduced a new machine, it required new gearing. Intech Corp. responded by creating a backlash free, low inertia gear design. The traditional backlash free gear design consists of two gears, typically spur gears, with one split in two halves. Once both gears are installed on the...

Jones of Solar Manufacturing Wins SBA Award

June 7, 2010
The SBA’s Philadelphia District Office announced that the winner of the 2010 “Eastern Pennsylvania and Region 3 Small Business Exporter of the Year” awards is William R. Jones, CEO of Solar Manufacturing, Inc. In honor of these achievements Dave Dickson, SBA’s Philadelphia...

New Saw Technology Delivers Faster Cycle Times, Increased Accuracies

June 7, 2010
Pat Mooney Inc.-The Saw Company has reached an agreement to represent the Danobat line of heavy duty band saw machines and structural drilling machines in North America. The Danobat Model CP520AF is designed specifically for sawing in demanding applications such as die forging, steel service...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Honing System from Sunnen

June 1, 2010
The new HTA actuator hone introduces the first all-electric, lean design, engineered for hydraulic service facilities doing resurfacing and repair of actuators for construction, mining, farming, and forestry equipment. The machine is available for 6-foot (2 m) and 12-foot (4 m) part lengths, with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Modular SPECHT 500/630 HMC from MAG

May 30, 2010
MAG’s new SPECHT® 500/630 horizontal machining center takes modularity to a new level offering linear-motor or ballscrew drives, CAT-40 through HSK-100 tool interfaces, six spindle options, four control options, and three five-axis configurations to suit needs ranging from one-off work in...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New GP300/S Gear Shaping Machine from Gleason

May 30, 2010
Gleason has introduced a next-generation GP300S/ES CNC shaping machine featuring a revolutionary new design that both improves cycle times and delivers long-sought flexibility for shaping spur and helical gears (internal and external) up to 300 mm in diameter. The GP200S/ES shaper is one of...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Sandvik CoroMill 490 Offers Deeper Cut

May 30, 2010
CoroMill 490, the milling cutter that can shoulder mill, face mill, edge, contour, slice, slot, in all materials, can now take up to 10mm depth of cut. The latest release in the CoroMill 490 family from Sandvik Coromant is a 14mm insert designed for larger depths of cut and engagements up to 10mm....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Zeiss Offers Comprehensive Inspection of Round Parts

May 30, 2010
The O-INSPECT multi-sensor measuring machine from Carl Zeiss allows the very easy, very accurate and thus very efficient inspection of small and complex parts. It can be used in the electronics and plastics industries, for medical and automotive technology, and precision engineering. The new rotary...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: BIG Kaiser Expands KAB Modular System

May 30, 2010
BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc., has expanded the Kaiser KAB modular tooling system capabilities to include the ultra rigid high-feed C-Cutter mini chamfer mill line from BIG Daishowa Seiki. The new C-Cutter Mini KAB type delivers multi-functional cutting, including chamfering, back chamfering,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: S&T Dynamics Gear Cutting Machines from Toolink Engineering

May 30, 2010
Toolink Engineering is pleased to announce its representation of S&T Dynamics in the North American Market. Of S&T’s many high precision machine tools Toolink will focus specifically on their gear cutting machines, including CNC hobbers, shapers, and shavers. S&T’s CNC gear...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Corrosion Protection from Birchwood Casey

May 30, 2010
The new DRI TOUCH® is a high grade corrosion preventative that contains no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and forms a colorless, dry-to-touch protective film suitable for all metal surfaces. With a 248° F flash point, the DRI TOUCH Non-VOC is effective in manufacturing plants that are...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Large Gear Hobbing from MHI

May 30, 2010
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., has developed a new "GEA Series"of gear hobbing machines capable of processing large-size workpieces that exceed 1 meter in diameter. Marketing of the GEA1200, the first model in the series, will commence on May 27. Equipped with a highly rigid hob head and...

Shaft Mount Reducers from Cleveland Gear

May 7, 2010
Cleveland Gear Company, Inc., is broadening its product offerings to the industry with a new line of shaft mount reducers and accessories including tapered bushing kits, belt guards, torque arms, motor mounts, and backstop assemblies.With eight CGSM sizes (2-9), input HP from 1/3 to 125, and output...

Paulo Upgrades to ISO 14001:2004

May 7, 2010
The Kansas City, Missouri, facility of Paulo Products Company has successfully passed the audit and has been awarded certification to ISO 14001:2004. Created by the International Organization of Standards, ISO 14000 represents the environmental standards for organizational excellence throughout all...

New Furnace Line by J.L. Becker

May 7, 2010
The J.L. Becker Co. recently installed a 20,000 lb/hr. roller hearth annealing furnace line for a major manufacturer in Ohio.  The furnace processes 5/8” OD – 6 5/8” OD tubing in lengths ranging from 10 feet to 40 feet long. The furnace line is approximately 7 feet wide...

Nikon Metrology Launched

May 7, 2010
Nikon announces that it has formed Nikon Metrology, Inc., a new company that combines Nikon Instruments, Inc.’s, industrial instruments business with the former Metris business acquired by Nikon Corp. in 2009. Nikon Metrology, headquartered in Brighton, Michigan, will focus specifically on...

New Metals Processing Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

May 7, 2010
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has released $1 million for an initial round of federal government-supported research to be conducted in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering Metals Processing Laboratory, set to come online this August. The federal funds will...

Fairfield Partners with Engrenage Provincial in Canada

May 7, 2010
Fairfield Manufacturing is proud to announce the appointment of Engrenage Provincial, Inc., as an authorized distributor for the Torque-Hub® product line in the Province of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. As a full-service distributor and integrator of hydraulic and electro-hydraulic...

Methods Named Exclusive Feeler Machine Tools Importer

May 7, 2010
Methods Machine Tools, Inc.—a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools—has announced that they are the exclusive importer of Fair Friend Group’s (FFG) FEELER line of machine tools throughout North America. FFG of Taipei, Taiwan, is one of the largest machine tool...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Solid Carbide Thread Mills from Emuge

May 1, 2010
Emuge Corp. has expanded its line of solid carbide thread mills from their popular THREADS-ALL™ Program. The new thread mills require minimal tooling and quickly adapt to a wide range of threading requirements to easily and safely machine with unsurpassed thread quality and tool life....

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: WX Gearhead from Bodine Electric

May 1, 2010
Bodine Electric Company introduces its new WX gearhead in conjunction with a new three-wire reversible 34R frame AC induction motor. The WX is a new high-torque gearhead built to provide longer life and higher performance than similar gearmotors in the same size package. The exterior of the WX...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Overhead Crane Kits from Demag

May 1, 2010
Demag Cranes & Components offers pre-engineered single girder crane kits in either top running or under running configurations that allow installers to do their own on-site crane assembly. The kits are shipped complete with all necessary components except the steel beams, which can be purchased...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Massive New Mill from MAG

May 1, 2010
MAG’s new U5-3000 universal machining center combines massive platform capacity with long-reach three-meter Z-axis and five-axis, five-side contour machining for efficient processing of “really big” aluminum and composite parts. The newest addition to the U5 family of gantry...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Upgrade Package for Gleason GMM Series

May 1, 2010
Gleason’s GMM series of analytical gear inspection systems now can be equipped with a powerful new Windows-based applications software suite called GAMA™—Gleason Automated Measurement and Analysis—and the Renishaw SPH180 probe, making GMM the fastest, most user-friendly...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: New Disk Finisher from ALMCO

May 1, 2010
A state of the art centrifugal disk finisher with competitively superior features and benefits has been added to the broad line of metal parts finishing equipment from ALMCO, Inc. Key to the new model ACDF-75 is its advanced design that includes a smaller opening between spinning and stationery...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Spectroline Marksman from Spectronics

May 1, 2010
Spectronics Corporation has introduced the Spectroline® Marksman™ ultrasonic diagnostic tool, a highly accurate instrument that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. Now service technicians can easily hear sounds that signify problems...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: CoroTurn HP from Sandvik Coromant

May 1, 2010
To meet rising demand for the ability to apply high pressure coolant at point-of-cut when using negative inserts, Sandvik Coromant has extended its CoroTurn® HP range of turning toolholders with integrated high pressure delivery capability. The new toolholders can offer up to 20 percent...

New VP of Sales and Marketing at Goellner

April 2, 2010
Goellner, Inc., announces the promotion of Greg Champion to vice president of sales and marketing. Goellner is the holding company for Advanced Machine & Engineering (AME) and Hennig, Inc., two leading suppliers to the machine tool, power generation, primary metals, and other...

BeaverMatic Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

April 2, 2010
BeaverMatic, Inc., a Rockford, Illinois manufacturer of industrial heat processing equipment, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, 2010. Since purchasing the company, the new owners have successfully carried on the vision of quality that Jack Beavers began in 1960 in Paramount, California.As...

President of Greenerd Introduces President of The United States

April 2, 2010
Tim Dining, president and CEO of Greenerd Press & Machine Co., Inc.—a Nashua, New Hampshire-based manufacturer of hydraulic press equipment—had the distinguished opportunity of introducing President Barack Obama before an audience of 1,600 people at Nashua’s North High School...

New Direct Sales Manager at MC Machinery Canada

April 2, 2010
MC Machinery Canada has hired a new sales manager to lead sales efforts for multiple Mitsubishi product lines and to provide better support to the entire sales team. Darren Carroll has been named new direct sales manager in Canada and will focus primarily on Ontario and Quebec markets....

Forest City Gears on BMW Oracle Racing Yachts

April 1, 2010
The winches on a racing yacht are critical items of equipment. Speed, reliability, and weight are important factors when determining which winch packages will be installed on a racing yacht. Forest City Gear supplied crown gears and splines of special high-strength, lightweight, and...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Digital Linear Gage from Ono Sokki

March 30, 2010
The EG-225 digital indicator from Ono Sokki is a multipurpose inch/metric switchable gage used for a variety of applications, whether as a bench top unit or for inline measurement. The compact unit conforms to AGD Group 2 mechanical specifications, which makes it directly interchangeable with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Five-Axis Volumetric Error Compensation from MAG

March 30, 2010
MAG introduces the industry’s fastest volumetric error compensation (VEC) system capable of analyzing and correcting positioning errors in all machine-tool axes simultaneously to achieve machining accuracies never before possible on large parts. The MAG VEC methodology reduces the time to...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Gear Surface Quality Control from Wenzel

March 30, 2010
In a continuing effort to enhance the capabilities of its gear measuring equipment, Wenzel has introduced a new feature that detects any presence of grind burn or pits on gears that are being measured on any Wenzel GearTec gear measurement machine. (seen here mounted to a Renishaw probe) The...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: AGILUS 180TH Multi-Functional Machine from Gleason

March 30, 2010
Gleason’s new AGILUS® 180TH multi-functional machine performs turning, drilling, milling, hobbing, and chamfering/deburring operations in a single setup for all types of shaft- and disc-type cylindrical gears up to 180 mm in diameter, with shaft lengths up to 500 mm, delivering a host of...